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How to Delete or Remove a File in Golang?
  • Last Updated : 02 Apr, 2020

In the Go language, you are allowed to remove the existing file with the help of the Remove() method. This method removes the specified file from the director or it also removes empty directories. If the given path is incorrect, then it will throw an error of type *PathError. It is defined under the os package so, you have to import os package in your program for accessing Remove() function.

Syntax:

func Remove(file_name string) error

Example 1:

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// Golang program to illustrate how to 
// remove files from the default directory
package main
   
import (
    "log"
    "os"
)
   
func main() {
  
    // Removing file from the directory
    // Using Remove() function
     e := os.Remove("GeeksforGeeks.txt")
    if e != nil {
        log.Fatal(e)
    }
}

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Before Deleting a File in Golang

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After Deleting a File in Golang

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// Golang program to illustrate how to remove
// files from the specified directory
package main
    
import (
    "log"
    "os"
)
    
func main() {
   
    // Removing file
    // Using Remove() function
    e := os.Remove("/Users/anki/Documents/new_folder/GeeksforGeeks.txt")
    if e != nil {
        log.Fatal(e)
  
   
}

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Output:

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Before Deleting a File in Golang

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After Deleting a File in Golang

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